January 15, 2016 12:11 pm
Updated: January 15, 2016 12:12 pm

Still no answers following prisoners escape in December

Marc Joseph Pellerin is shown in this undated photo from the Truro Police Service.

Courtesy: Truro Police Service

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is still trying to figure out how a prisoner escaped from sheriffs custody in early December.

A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Marc Joseph Pellerin after he escaped from the custody of four sheriffs in the parking lot of the Truro Justice Centre on Dec. 4.

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He was on the run for four days before he was apprehended by RCMP in Stewiacke following a break and enter in the community on Dec. 8.

Following his escape, early reports suggested Pellerin was not in shackles and handcuffs, however officials later said Pellerin was in fact handcuffed and shackled when he was originally placed in a sheriffs van.

Somehow, those restraints came off and when Pellerin was being taken from one sheriffs vehicle to another and he ran away.

The Department of Justice said at the time of the escape, an investigation into the incident was underway. It was expected a report into what happened should only take a few weeks to produce.

Six weeks later, a spokesperson for the justice department says the investigation is still underway and that, although there is no timeline in place for a report to be complete, they are expecting it soon.

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